Lennox Island First Nation celebrates $5.3M contribution towards school renovation, expansion

November 14, 2018

Lennox Island First Nation’s John J Sark Memorial Elementary School has received a $5.3M contribution from the Government of Canada towards the school’s renovation and expansion project. The expansion will accommodate a principal’s office, kitchen, cafeteria, and a health room, while the renovations will introduce pre-kindergarten classrooms and dedicated space for Mi’kmaq language and cultural education programs. “When we get back in school (next September), everybody’s going to be at their own desk in their own classrooms,” said Chief Matilda Ramjattan, “and it is going to be awesome.” Robert Henderson, MLA of O’Leary-Inverness, noted that Lennox Island is the fastest growing community in Western PEI and added that “it’s good to know that you’re going to have a school that is going to keep up with that growth.” The Guardian